Day Two - Some Hearing Loss Data
Did you know that based on data collected by CDC from states and territories for the year 2017?
- Over 98% of U.S. newborns were screened for hearing loss
- About 6,500 U.S. infants born in 2017 were identified early with a permanent hearing loss
- The prevalence of hearing loss in 2017 was 1.7 per 1,000 babies screened for hearing loss
- Some infants needing additional testing or early intervention did not receive these important follow-up services